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5 Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

Ring in the new year by updating your interior with a fresh coat of paint with Paint Denver! As winter in Denver is finally settling in and we’re spending more and more time at home, now is the best time to renew your interior with a fresh layer of paint.  

We’ve shown you how to find a quality interior painting company and the next big question is what color to choose to paint your home’s interior. As one of Denver’s leading interior painters, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you find the best interior paint colors for your home.

Magazine, Catalogue, and Online Inspiration 

The easiest way to get inspiration for a new interior paint color is through magazines, catalogues, or websites such as Pinterest and Instagram. This continues to be a staple in interior design inspiration and can show you new ways to use color for your home. As seasoned interior painters, we can give you some insight and expert opinions on up and coming paint color trends in the Denver area. 

Bring the Outside, In 

Colorado is lucky to have four distinct seasons, so take advantage of its beauty by bringing some of the colors inside. You can bring in the blue hues of a summer sky or a peaceful white with green and brown accents from a quiet snowfall in the forest. Finding the right paint color in Denver is quite easy when we have the best inspiration all around us.  

Correlate with Artwork 

We’ve shown you what colors to choose to make your artwork stand out and we can also use that same artwork to find interior paint colors to complement your home. Artists are masters of color and lighting and choosing colors from your favorite artwork can accentuate and uplift your home. We can take that to the next level as masters of interior painting and help you turn your vision into reality. 

Use Color Theory 

While color theory might seem intimidating, trust us, it’s quite easy if you follow a color wheel. By using a color wheel, you can see what colors relate to and complement each other. To achieve color harmony, you can use a color scheme based on analogous colors, any three colors that are side by side on the color wheel, or complementary colors which are colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Knowing these basics will have you correlating color schemes in your home in no time. 

Match with Undertones 

Similar to color theory, all colors have an undertone that makes them unique. For example, a simple beige might have subtle green undertones. To find what undertones a color has, compare that color to similar colors. If you put up a white next to an eggshell, you might see that it has blue or red undertones. Also, take into consideration the color temperature. Warmer colors will most likely have a red, orange, or yellow undertone while cooler colors have undertones that are green, blue, or purple.  

With these new ideas and inspiration, it’s time to refresh and renew your home’s interior with a new interior paint color. 

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Colorado Style: Choosing Paint Colors 2013

You’ve decided to remodel your home. Whether you are hiring a renovator that will knock down walls and give you a new room top to bottom, or are simply investing in new furniture and new décor, one of the most “colorful” changes to your home will be your paint color choice.

Colorado Style: Choosing Paint Colors 2013When you visit the paint chip aisle at your local hardware store, its hard to imagine there is an “in” color for 2013. You’ll see shades of color in every palate imaginable. But does that mean any shade will do?

Color is usually chosen by season and by shade. Head into any home décor store and you’ll quickly find the “in” color as it finds its way into just about everything. From sheets and towels, to furniture and knickknacks, the chosen color will speak to you in a variety of ways.

And while its easy to change out a new pair of sheets, changing color on your walls is a bit more difficult. Yet color is a key component of any room design. You want to do it right. You want to choose wall color that makes it easy to decorate. And you want something totally livable with your Colorado lifestyle in mind. How do you accomplish all of that with a paint color?

For 2013, interior paint colors are more natural and elegant. You’ll find pale coastal blues with cream accents. You’ll find grey tones with navy blue accents. And you’ll find accents with golds and browns just about everywhere.

What’s “in” this year may change slightly for next year. What does that mean for you? It simply means choosing a shade you can live with now and in the future; one that will never go out of style, yet pops just the right amount of color into your home to say “livable” – whatever that means to you.

Never overwhelm. Always transform.

A pale coastal blue hue may be the perfect color for your family room. Then pop the color by finding the right patterned couch and accent pillows in navy blue or gold. Play up the details with color.

Just one example on turning your Colorado home into a feeling of class and style.

Want even more ideas? Let get started by talking about color today. You’ll be surprised at how much a simple coat of paint can do to transform your home.

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How To Get Creative With Color When Painting Your Homes Interior

Whether you’ve just bought a new home, or have lived in one for years, if you’ve been staring at an interior full of white walls, you may be ready to add some color to your life.

How To Get Creative With Color When Painting Your Homes InteriorBut where do you start? What if the sheer number of paint color options stresses you out? How do you know which to choose, which color you’ll love, and if it will truly look good on your walls?

To get started, ask yourself two questions.

1. What is this room’s purpose?

2. What colors do I like and not like?

If you’re painting a space where groups of people spend time – family rooms, living rooms, or dens, consider soothing color choices that will help you relax and unwind. For spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, choose bolder color choices that can make the room memorable. And for personal rooms, such as bedrooms or offices, consider softer shades that are warm and inviting and please your senses.

Before finalizing your choices, look to your room’s existing features to help you in making final decisions.

Look at the flooring. Besides your walls, your floors are your greatest source of color. Do you have bold pattern and styles in carpets? Do you have dark woods throughout? Do you have tiling that shows off bold patterns? Remember, tile and hardwoods are more reflective than carpets, meaning they will also intensify the color of your walls. Make sure the two are complementary in nature and work well together to create a lasting impression.

What furniture do you have? Do you have a lot of color in your furniture? Do you use accessories to make the color pop? Consider working the color of your walls and the color throughout your room to work in conjunction with each other.

What lighting is in place? Do you have simple floor lights that keeps the mood low, or do you have bright spots that light up every corner of your room? The more light your room has – day and night – will determine how bold and dark your color choices can be. Bright lights can lighten up any color choice, no matter how dark. The darker your lighting, the more you should play up the space with lighter painting colors.

The ceiling. Its easy to forget the ceiling when deciding on paint. While many people leave the ceilings white and only repaint as necessary, ceilings can add to the ambiance by including color there as well.

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